We understand that people like to learn how to use the Internet and other technologies in a friendly environment. We offer hands-on classes that give you the chance to ask questions. All classes are free.
Tea & Technology Club
Free monthly technology morning/afternoon tea. Share experiences and help each other with your iPad, Tablet or Laptop. Sessions currently take place at Cheltenham, Clarinda, and Patterson Lakes Libraries at the following times:
Library staff will be on hand to facilitate and pour tea!
BYO device or borrow an iPad from the Library.
Tea and coffee provided.
No bookings required.
One-on-One Technology Sessions
Do you have specific questions on using a computer or iPad? The Library offers one-on-one help sessions for specific questions, such as searching the internet, using email, downloading e-books, installing apps on your tablet or smart phone. We can also assist you to sign up to specific Government portals such as Kingston's My Community Life or myGov. Once you have booked a session we will contact you to discuss requirements.
For more information, please visit one of our library branches or call 1300 135 668.
Introduction to 3D Printing
Introductory class showing you, in easy steps, the basics of 3D printing. Includes a booking for 3 free hours of printing on the Library 3D printer.
Prerequisites: basic computer skills and library card.
Upcoming session dates:
Limited spaces, so bookings are essential. Ages 15 +. Please book by phoning 1300 135 668 or in person at any library branch.
Online tutorials are available for you you to practice your computer skills at home or in the library at your own pace. Below are a selection of tutorials for learning to type and using Microsoft Office.
Mousercise - A computer tutorial to help you improve your mouse skills.
Typeonline - A free online series of exercises to develop your keyboard skills.
Learn 2 Type - Typing test and free typing tutor.
Sense-Lang.org - An online free touch typing program.
Peter's Online Typing Course - Lessons and exercises for beginners to competent typists.
Rapid Typing Zone Rapid Typing Tutor - for Windows is free software you can download to improve your typing skills.
Customguide Quick References Basic - notes about various programs including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher and Access.